Cape Henry Old

Year Established:
1791
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1879
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1995
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
South entrance of Chesapeake Bay
Latitude:
36 55.29'
Longitude:
76 00.32'
U.S. State:
Virginia
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Preservation VA
Open to Public:
Yes

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1881
Disposition:
Still Standing
Year Tower Established:
1791
Tower Construction Material:
Sandstone over Brick
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
129
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
82 Feet
Tower Shape:
Octagonal
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1791

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
None
Original Optic Type:
Reflectors
Year Original Lens Installed:
1857
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
tomtag
Entered Date:
Sep 14, 2017